The Scarborough Fire and Police Departments will host a blood drive on Saturday, Dec. 29, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in honor of Madison Charland, the niece of a Scarborough firefighter.

Madison, now cancer-free, was diagnosed with cancer as an infant two years ago. During her treatment, she relied on blood and platelet transfusions.

Maine Children’s Cancer Program is a co-sponsor of the drive.

The drive will take place at the Public Safety Building on Route 1. To sign up, go to

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